Inov-8 say their "graphene-enhanced" TrailFly Ultra G 300 Max is "the first max cushioned shoe that adapts and reacts to terrain." That's a bold claim, but during our time with this shoe, it has proven to be a very appealing option for long days on the trail where comfort, efficiency, and stability are paramount. Check out our full review for the whole story.
Shoes with carbon plates have gained a lot of attention recently, but most are pretty niche, race-oriented products. The Hoka Carbon X2 is designed to offer both race-day efficiency and long-distance comfort, and while we were at first skeptical about that bold claim, we've been thoroughly impressed by this shoe so far.